ABout the Artist:
Hi, My name is Carlos Quevedo (also known as earo35) I am a professional tattoo artist at 3 Layers Deep in Coral Springs, FLorida:
I started tattooing in December of 2010. A good friend of mine was living with a tattoo artist at the time and had convinced me to buy a tattoo machine and promised to teach me everything he had learned from doing a few tattoos himself. Long story short, he knew next-to-nothing about tattooing and it took several hours for me to even figure out how to tune a tattoo machine and set up a Needle. I scratched a shaky hand-drawn Aquabat onto his shoulder that night and went home very unsatisfied with the results of my first tattoo, but from that moment on, I did everything in my power to soak up as much information, and learn as much as I possibly could about tattooing!
For several years I would tattoo small pieces on friends and acquaintances and in each piece, learned a tiny bit of crucial information that I would put into future tattoos. I watched Youtube videos, documentaries, seminars, and read as much information I could get my hands on to learn as much as I could about sterilization, equipment, machines, inks, supplies to try and perfect the craft I was attempting to learn on my own. I never had the opportunity to apprentice, I was balancing a full-time job and tattooing on the side as a hobby until I started to impress people with the work I was putting out. My clientele base was becoming more demanding, and I was no longer able to juggle the 60-hour work week and tattoo on the side 3 or 4 days out of the week. It was time for a change.